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The Sunday Salon


Ah, yes, another Sunday. Hard to believe it’s November already. I was a little thrown off by the clocks changing this morning. Yesterday I went out to lunch with my mom, sister (who’s in town for the weekend) and grandmother. I bought a new handbag at the mall, and spent most of the afternoon reading.

Currently I’m 700 pages in to Edward Rutherfurd’s new book, New York: The Novel (coming out next week). Like his other books, it’s absolutely mammoth-sized (860 pages), but enjoyable. He only covers New York history since 1664, so there’s much more room for character development. He skips out on a lot of events in New York City’s history, but what he does cover, he covers very well. It’s taken a while to get through; I started reading it on Monday. My review will be up on the 19th, when it comes out.

Also finished this week was Barbara Kingsolver’s new book, which is EXCELLENT, by the way. Not to be missed, and probably one of the best books I’ve read all year. My review of this exceptionally complicated novel will be up on Tuesday. How was your reading week?

Comments

I was curious about New York when I first read about it, but kind of intimidated by its length. I'm looking forward to your review :)
Wendy said…
I can't wait to read your review of Kingsolver's latest!
judy said…
I spent the week reading Margaret George's Autobiography of Henry VIII; 932 pages and mostly a page turner. I read it as background and preparation for Wolf Hall, which I started last night. Am I glad I did the homework or I would be so lost. Also, since The Autobiography... is from Henry's point of view, reading Wolf Hall is an experience in the other side of the story, ie, Thomas Cromwell and Cardinal Wolsey. Having fun!
Kathleen said…
I look forward to your review of Lacuna. I really enjoyed The Poisonwood Bible.
Amanda said…
Oh I'm completely jealous of your two reads. Can't wait for your reviews!

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